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US criticizes prison terms against 3 Vietnamese democracy activists on 'bogus' traffic charges

Human rights groups have described the charges used to convict Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh and Nguyen Van Minh to 3 years, 2 years and 2 1/2 years respectively on Tuesday as "bogus."

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Related Topix: Vietnam, World News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Republic

Colombian kingpin's former hit man leaves prison

A former hit man for Pablo Escobar , who confessed to hundreds of murders as head of the drug kingpin's army of assassins, was freed from prison on Tuesday amid angry protests by his many alleged victims.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia, Maximum Security, State Prisons,

ABC News

US Navy Pulls Protesting Nurse From Guantanamo

A Navy nurse who was the first, and apparently only, member of the medical staff at Guantanamo to refuse to take part in the feeding of hunger striking prisoners has had his assignment cut short at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Tuesday.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Military Prisons, Cuba, US Navy, World News, Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, Newport, RI

ABC News

US Transfers 2 Yemenis Held in Bagram Prison

Yemeni security officials say that two prisoners held at a U.S. military prison in Afghanistan have been handed over to Yemen.

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Related Topix: US Military Prisons, World News, Asia, Afghanistan,

Brandon Sun

Miley Cyrus' date to MTV awards show wanted by Oregon police on criminal trespassing charges

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.

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Related Topix: Oregon

Fox News

Man accused of running investment fraud scheme sentenced in Georgia to 5 years in prison

A judge has sentenced a man accused of running an investment fraud scheme that lost millions in investor dollars to serve five years in federal prison.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Proctorville, OH, University of Georgia

Daily Mail

Burglar falls 100ft to his death after trying to use a telephone...

Stranded Man! Stunning aerial pictures show tens of thousands marooned at the gates of Burning Man as festival is POSTPONED after rare heavy rains turn desert site into a quagmire Moment Michael Brown was shot dead 'caught on audio recording': FBI handed potentially damning tape of ELEVEN rounds being fired - including final volley of 'kill shots' ... (more)

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Related Topix: Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston

Brandon Sun

News organizations sue Oklahoma prisons director over blocked view of botched execution

Oklahoma prison officials violated the Constitution's First Amendment when they prevented reporters from viewing portions of the botched execution of a death row inmate earlier this year, two news organizations claim in a federal lawsuit filed Monday.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma State Penitentiary, McAlester, OK, State Prisons

Banburycake.co.uk

Participants take part in a rainswept Notting Hill Carnival in west London.

A 33-year-old Pc was taken to hospital after being attacked while trying to make an arrest during the event in West London.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Drugs

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Cybercast News Service

US: Bin Laden son-in-law must get life in prison

Osama bin Laden's son-in-law should be sentenced to life in prison for his role as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept.

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Related Topix: Terrorism

Star Tribune

Before Foley killing, lawyers sought to distance embassy bombing defendant from terror attacks

An Egyptian lawyer charged in the 1998 embassy bombings in Africa is trying to distance himself from other acts of terrorism even as British investigators reportedly look at his son in the killing of an American journalist.

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Related Topix: Terrorism, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

FOX23

Inmate's death reported 17 months later

Colorado prison officials waited 17 months to report the death of a mentally ill inmate to state health officials, which has delayed an outside review into policies and procedures that may have led to the death that was videotaped by guards.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Colorado Government, San Carlos Correctional Facility, State Prisons

Brandon Sun

Nunavut prison still squalid, drug-ridden a year after watchdog's report

You won't see it on the itinerary for Stephen Harper's annual northern tour, and it's somewhere the prime minister would probably rather not be seen, anyway.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News

Canada.com

Ontario man declared dead in 1986 found alive in United States: police

A man missing for almost 40 years and declared dead by the courts has been confirmed alive by Ontario Provincial Police.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Ynetnews

Iran says it shoots down Israeli spy drone

Iran said on Sunday it had shot down an Israeli spy drone that was heading for its Natanz nuclear enrichment site, Iranian media reported.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Michael Brown's family prepares to lay him to rest

Father of slain teen Michael Brown, Michael Brown, Sr., left, and Reverend Al Sharpton, right, gesture to the crowd at Peace Fest, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in St. .

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Related Topix: Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

Sun Aug 24, 2014

CBS News

3 killed in Brazil prison riot

Two prisoners were beheaded and at least another one died after being thrown off the roof in a riot that erupted Sunday in a prison in southern Brazil, authorities said.

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Related Topix: South America, Riot, Brazil, World News

FOX23

Van der Sloot moved to remote Peruvian prison

Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, has been moved to a remote Peruvian penitentiary after authorities said he threatened to kill the warden of the prison where he was serving a 28-year term for murder.

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KATV Little Rock

Man charged in Texas police chief's slaying

Three people are dead and two others are injured after three separate shootings within the span of an hour Sunday morning, and the Los Angeles Police Department says the attacks may be related.

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Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Violent Crime

Iol.co.za

Briton contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone

London/Freetown - A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, the first Briton to fall victim to the deadly disease that has spread across the West African region since March, the Department of Health said on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa, Europe, United Kingdom, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Liberia

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